49 days in United States Itinerary

49 days in United States Itinerary

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49 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Allentown
Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Knoxville
— 16 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
2
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  18​h 15​min
3
Roswell
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Alamogordo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Grants
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Phoenix
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h
10
Denver
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h
11
Topeka
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
12
Saint Louis
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
13
Branson
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
14
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
End: Allentown

16
nights
Knoxville

Knoxville ©
A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Explore hidden gems such as Grotto Falls Trail and Roaring Fork. Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of the Cherokee Indian and Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Knoxville: Laurel Falls (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park), Sevierville (Forbidden Caverns & Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo) and Rockin' Raceway Arcade (in Pigeon Forge). There's still lots to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Natural Arch Scenic Area, putt your heart out at Hillbilly Golf, and admire the majestic nature at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Knoxville trip planner .

Allentown to Knoxville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Allentown in June, expect nights in Knoxville to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 86°F. You'll set off for New Orleans on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, Sevierville, Natural Arch Scenic Area, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Forbidden Caverns ©
Forbidden Caverns
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Grotto Falls Trail ©
Grotto Falls Trail

2
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 4th (Thu), partake in some friendly competition at Escape My Room New Orleans, examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, and then get outside with Ultimate Swamp Adventures. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Tours, explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Knoxville to New Orleans takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Knoxville to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Knoxville in July, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 80°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Roswell.

Things to do in New Orleans

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trip

Ultimate Swamp Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans
Kayaking & Canoeing
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum

2
nights
Roswell

Roswell ©
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico and Downtown Historic District. Step out of the city life by going to Lower Pecos River and Pecos River. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at International UFO Museum and Research Center, take a memorable drive along Singing Road, take in the exciting artwork at Tokay Beaded Art, and take an in-depth tour of Roswell Museum & Art Center.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Roswell trip planner .

You can fly from New Orleans to Roswell in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans to Roswell, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in July, expect nights in Roswell to be slightly colder, around 68°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 97°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Alamogordo.

Things to do in Roswell

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Singing Road, Pecos River, Lower Pecos River
Highlights from your plan
Lower Pecos River ©
Lower Pecos River

2
nights
Alamogordo

Alamogordo ©
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. You've now added White Sands Missle Range Museum to your itinerary. On the 29th (Sat), brush up on your military savvy at White Sands Missle Range Museum, view the masterpieces at Hurd-LaRinconada Gallery, then trek along Grindstone Lake Trail, and finally explore and take pictures at White Sands National Monument. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Aguirre Spring Campground.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Alamogordo online trip itinerary maker .

You can take a bus from Roswell to Alamogordo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Alamogordo sees daily highs of 95°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Grindstone Lake Trail, Hurd-LaRinconada Gallery
Highlights from your plan
White Sands National Monument ©
White Sands National Monument
Hurd-LaRinconada Gallery ©
Hurd-LaRinconada Gallery
Grindstone Lake Trail ©
Grindstone Lake Trail

3
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Museum-lovers will appreciate San Miguel Chapel and New Mexico Museum of Art. Visiting Pecos National Historical Park and River Rafting & Tubing will get you outdoors. Step out of Santa Fe to go to Chimayo and see El Santuario de Chimayo, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, see the interesting displays at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, and take in the exciting artwork at Mama's Minerals.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Santa Fe route app .

You can drive from Alamogordo to Santa Fe in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Alamogordo in July: high temperatures in Santa Fe hover around 88°F and lows are around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grants.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

El Santuario de Chimayo, Pecos National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel

3
nights
Grants

Grants ©
Grants is a city in Cibola County, New Mexico, United States. You've now added Ice Cave & Bandera Volcano to your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum and New Mexico Mining Museum. Get in touch with nature at El Malpais National Monument and Mount Taylor. Step out of Grants with an excursion to Laguna Pueblo Mission in Laguna--about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Western New Mexico Aviation Heritage Museum, trek along El Calderon Trail, and stop by Chaco Canyon Trading Co.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Grants trip planner .

You can drive from Santa Fe to Grants in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Santa Fe in July, expect little chillier with lows of 55°F in Grants. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Grants

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Milan, Laguna Pueblo Mission, Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum
Highlights from your plan
El Malpais National Monument ©
El Malpais National Monument
Ice Cave & Bandera Volcano ©
Ice Cave & Bandera Volcano

3
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Popular historic sites such as St. Mary's Basilica and Franciscan Renewal Center are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Heard Museum and Camelback Mountain. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, contemplate the long history of The Rosson House Museum, admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden, and get engrossed in the history at Phoenix Police Museum.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Phoenix online trip itinerary builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grants to Phoenix. When traveling from Grants in July, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Phoenix: temperatures range from 106°F by day to 85°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Franciscan Renewal Center
Highlights from your plan
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum
Camelback Mountain ©
Camelback Mountain
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park and Arizona Copper Art Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Fay Canyon Trail and Bell Rock. Explore Sedona's surroundings by going to Clarkdale (Tuzigoot National Monument & Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite) and Montezuma Well (in Rimrock). There's still lots to do: trek along Doe Mountain Trail and look for gifts at Village Gallery of Local Artists.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sedona online journey planner .

Getting from Phoenix to Sedona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a shuttle. In July, Sedona is a bit cooler than Phoenix - with highs of 92°F and lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Clarkdale, Montezuma Well
Highlights from your plan
Fay Canyon Trail ©
Fay Canyon Trail
Montezuma Well ©
Montezuma Well
Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail

1
night
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): make a trip to Powell Point, take some stellar pictures from Maricopa Point, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, then see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Yavapai Point.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sedona in July, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 84°F and lows at 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

3
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Get a sense of the local culture at Argo Mill and Tunnel and Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art. Your inner history buff will appreciate 16th Street Mall and Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Change things up with a short trip to Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum in Golden (about 44 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, examine the collection at Forney Museum of Transportation, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, and take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Denver online road trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Denver in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July since evenings lows in Denver dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Topeka.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Argo Mill and Tunnel, Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum
Highlights from your plan
Argo Mill and Tunnel ©
Argo Mill and Tunnel
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

2
nights
Topeka

Topeka ©
Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at First Presbyterian Church Topeka, then examine the collection at Evel Knievel Museum, then examine the collection at Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, and finally take an in-depth tour of Territorial Capital Museum. On the next day, examine the collection at Museum of the Kansas National Guard, then don't miss a visit to Topeka Cemetery Association, then examine the collection at Holley Museum of Military History, and finally see the interesting displays at Evah C. Cray Historical Home.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Topeka trip tool .

Getting from Denver to Topeka by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Denver in July, Topeka is a bit warmer at night with lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Topeka

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Territorial Capital Museum, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, Evah C. Cray Historical Home
Highlights from your plan
Evel Knievel Museum ©
Evel Knievel Museum
Evah C. Cray Historical Home ©
Evah C. Cray Historical Home
Museum of the Kansas National Guard ©

1
night
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Sachs Butterfly House, then examine the collection at City Museum, then examine the collection at National Blues Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Transportation, examine the collection at International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum, see the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, then admire the striking features of Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Park, and finally get your game on at Top Notch Axe Throwing St. Louis.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Saint Louis sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Topeka to Saint Louis takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Sachs Butterfly House
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Sachs Butterfly House ©
Sachs Butterfly House
City Museum ©
City Museum

1
night
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Talking Rocks Cavern and then get engrossed in the history at Veterans Memorial Museum.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Branson attractions planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Saint Louis to Branson in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. July in Branson sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F at night. On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Branson

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Talking Rocks Cavern ©
Talking Rocks Cavern
Veterans Memorial Museum ©
Veterans Memorial Museum

2
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 2nd (Fri), stroll around Falls of the Ohio State Park, steep yourself in history at Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), then examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with 21c Museum Hotel.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Louisville trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Branson to Louisville takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Branson to Louisville. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Falls of the Ohio State Park
Highlights from your plan
Falls of the Ohio State Park ©
Falls of the Ohio State Park
Locust Grove ©
Locust Grove

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